Occupational therapists work with people and communities to enhance their ability to engage in the occupations they want to, need to or are expected to, to enable them to participate in the activities of everyday life.
WHEN SHOULD YOU CONSULT OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST?
Occupational therapists use puzzles, games and group activities to help clients with issues in movement, coordination, strength, cognition and sensation.
WHAT IS THE ROLE OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST?
Occupational therapists help school children who are disabled, or have difficulty doing normal tasks or have a developmental disability by modifying school equipment making it more accommodating, and by helping them participate in school activities.
COMMON PROBLEMS YOU SHOULD SEE OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST FOR
Occupational therapists may help clients create functional work environments by evaluating and suggesting modifications for the workplace and by collaborating with the client's employer to make changes to the client's environment and/or schedule.
DID YOU KNOW?
Occupational therapy greatly expanded as a profession post the World War I, where injured war veterans were given assistance both mentally and physically to help reintegration into civilian life.